ELEVATE Mississippi will support Mississippi residents who are small business owners in need of technical assistance to enhance their business operations. Priority will be given to Black-owned, LatinX-owned and Native American/Indigenous-owned businesses in the soft and hard consumer goods industry, service providers, and culinary sectors.

Eligible participants must be an established business supported by documented evidence that includes proof of sales and/or an established proof of concept.

Types of Businesses:

  • Retail
  • Ecommerce
  • Social Impact
  • Nonprofits
  • Service-Based Businesses (salons, barbers, etc)
  • Restaurants
  • Healthcare
Applications closed on August 12, 2022, at 5:00 PM EST.

ELEVATE is a 12-week incubator.

The program provides resources, tools, mentorship, training, wellness support, and connects an ecosystem of entrepreneurs to thriving community partners who are dedicated to the growth of solopreneurs and microbusinesses. ELEVATE moves businesses from aspiration to application to the achievement of growing from sole operators to a thriving business with multiple employees.

ELEVATE Mississippi is supported through the partnership of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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